2 June 2021

Man mistakes Lotto win for broken machine

A Ravensthorpe man assumed the Lotterywest terminal wasn’t switched on when a strange message popped up while checking his Saturday Lotto ticket. 

During a family visit in Albany, the man in his 50’s stopped by Brooks Garden News.

Following the draw, he checked his ticket in-store through the Lotterywest terminal.

“I put my ticket into the machine, and nothing came up, I asked the retailer ‘have you turned the machine on yet?’”

The retailer took the player aside to assure him the machine was on and he needed to contact Lotterywest HQ.

“I just went out to buy the newspaper and my Lotto tickets and it was the right ticket,” he said

The prize, worth more than $852,000, was one of two Division One prizes sold in last weekend’s draw. The owner of the other winning ticket from Ballajura News has also come forward.  

“We’re also waiting to speak with the owner of a Set for Life ticket from Wanneroo Winners Lotto Kiosk, which is now worth $20,000 a month for the next 20 years,” said Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone. 

“We are now gearing up for the upcoming $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw, set for 19 June.

“Tickets are available until 6pm draw day from Lotterywest in-store, online or through the app for tickets.”


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